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" The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there is a space of life between in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted... "
The Christian Teacher - Page 247
1839
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Belgravia, a London magazine, conducted by M.E. Braddon, Volume 15

Belgravia - 1871 - 2 pages
...— that while the imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, there is a space of life between, in which the soul...way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted. Scott has a kindly couplet in Marmion for those who are ' Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When...
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Chatterton: a Biographical Study

Sir Daniel Wilson - Poets, English - 1869 - 328 pages
...fiction at all hazards is not a healthful condition of things. " The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambiCHAP. VII. Maintenance of Rowley's antiqnity. Anticipation of brighter days. Diverse literary mashings....
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The Century, Volume 44

1892
...than these words from the touching preface to " Endymion " ? The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted : thence proceed mawkishness, and all the thousand bitters which those men I speak of must necessarily taste...
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

John Keats - Poetry - 1871 - 349 pages
...feverish attempt rather than a deed accomplished." He said ; " the / imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature \ imagination of a man is healthy, but there is a space of lif e between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain,...
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YESTERDAYS WITH AUTHORS

JAMES T. FIELDS - 1872
...concerned, of a passage in the Preface to Endymion. Keats says : " The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted." Hawthorne's imagination had no middle period of decadence or doubt, but continued, as it began, in...
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Materials and Models for Latin Prose Composition

John Young Sargent, T. F. Dallin - Latin language - 1875 - 361 pages
...look with a jealous eye to the honour of English literature. The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there...taste in going over the following pages. I hope I had not in too late a day touched the beautiful mythology of Greece and dulled its brightness, for...
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Materials and Models for Latin Prose Composition

John Young Sargent, T. F. Dallin - Latin language - 1875 - 361 pages
...honour of English literature. The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a maii is healthy, but there is a space of life between in...taste in going over the following pages. I hope I had not in too late a day touched the beautiful mythology of Greece and dulled its brightness, for...
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Materials and Models for Latin Prose Composition

John Young Sargent, T. F. Dallin - Latin language - 1875 - 361 pages
...look with a jealous eye to the honour of English literature. The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there...uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted ; thence proceeds mawkislmess and all the thousand bitters which those men I speak of must necessarily taste in going...
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Church Quarterly Review, Volume 33

Theology - 1892
...that comes between the healthy imagination of the boy and the healthy imagination of the mature man, ' in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition VOL. XXXIII. — NO. LXV. N thick-sighted.' As compared with the volume of 1817, it shows that Keats...
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Burns in Drama: Together with Saved Leaves

James Hutchison Stirling - 1878 - 250 pages
...it is said : 'The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is heallhy ; but there is a space of life between, in which the...way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted,' etc. I know not that the imagination of the boy will be generally supposed to have the advantage, even...
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